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William Byron wins Duel 2 in Daytona 500 qualifying

The second half of the Daytona 500 race order is officially settled for Sunday.

William Byron, driver of the Axalta ‘Color of the Year’ Chevrolet, speaks with the media during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Daytona 500 weekend is just about upon us, and the race order has been finalized. The Bluegreen Vacations Duel races determine the odd and even starting positions behind the front row. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Alex Bowman have the front row spots thanks to their qualifying performances last Sunday.

Joey Logano claimed Duel 1 and the third position in Sunday’s race, and William Byron won Duel 2, leading three laps and just edging out Jimmie Johnson. Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, and Cole Custer rounded out the top five spots in the race. Byron will line up in the fourth spot, Larson has the sixth spot, Harvick has the eight spot spot, and so on through the even-numbered starting positions in the Great American Race.

Byron was tied for fourth in odds to win the race and to finish third. However, Johnson and Larson had longer odds at seventh and tied for eight, respectively.

Now that the race order has been determined, we’ll see new Daytona 500 odds reflecting the changes. A higher start is welcome, but far from a determination of victory. Over the past five years, the race winner has started 10th, 14th, 8th, 11th, and 5th.

Daytona 500 Duel 2 results

Place Drive Odds to win Top 3 odds
Place Drive Odds to win Top 3 odds
1 William Byron +900 +225
2 Jimmie Johnson +1100 +275
3 Kyle Larson +1200 +300
4 Kevin Harvick +450 +115
5 Cole Custer +1800 +450
6 Erik Jones +1200 +300
7 Matt DiBenedetto +900 +225
8 Kurt Busch +800 +200
9 Ross Chastain +2500 +600
10 Tyler Reddick +2000 +500
11 Ty Dillon +2500 +600
12 Michael McDowell +3000 +750
13 Kyle Busch +400 +100
14 David Ragan +4000 +1000
15 Alex Bowman +1000 +250
16 Timmy Hill +10000 +2500
17 Brendan Gaughan +4000 +1000
18 Brennan Poole +10000 +2500
19 Corey LaJoie +6000 +1500
20 BJ McLeod +10000 +2500
21 JJ Yeley +10000 +2500

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